Tactile journals are a way for students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities, to describe their experiences. They provide an opportunity for students to work on communication and self-expression in written or verbal form, in addition to the tactual representations. In addition, they can be a tangible way for students to practice counting skills and number concepts, as shown on the pages here.
In the activity on the right, the student counts a specific number of Hershey Kisses into a bag for snack. This is a functional activity practicing left to right sequencing and counting, with an end product that can be shared with classmates or sold to others.